|Arrangement of springs to improve stock watering
|Category of tools
|Public participation principle
|Field of application
Use of water resources
|Usability of practice for adaptation to climate change
|CAMP-Alatoo Public Foundation (PF)
Province: Chuy Region
District: Sokuluk District
The site is located in a semi-drought zone subject to acute shortage of water resources in summer period and land degradation
|Practice usage period
Start date: 01.01.2011
End date: 31.12.2011
|Problem solved through this practice
Extremely low water availability (supply) of pastures; the quantity of cattle in watering sites below standard; land erosion
|Tools used in the practice
Technology of springs arrangement for stock watering
|Description of the practice and its results
At first, the exact location of water outcrop was identified and cleaned from mud. 15 meters below the outcrop, 3 interconnected water tubs were installed (each 1.8 m long, 0.5 m wide and 0.5 deep). Each subsequent tub is located lower than the preceding one, thus, allowing water flowing down in the cascade manner.
Financial and economic:
Cattle gaining weight quicker.
Improved water supply in the area, including for cattle watering.
|Lessons learnt and recommendations made
Collection of water in one place had been practiced since ancient times, but was forgotten over time. Rehabilitation of traditional practices should be welcomed.
Similar practices should be scaled-up and continued as they not only benefit the local population, but also allow enhancing water availability for wild animals and expanding hayfield meadows.
|Source of practice
Traditional tools transferred from generation to generation which demonstrate their relevance in modern conditions
|PF “CAMP-Alatoo”, local population
WOCAT.net, Mr. Abdybek Asanaliyev (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), Kyrgyz National Agriculture University, Bishkek
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